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Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.




News & Announcements
Author Visit: Elaine Durbach
Meet award-winning writer Elaine Durbach and learn more about her debut novel, Roundabout, on Tuesday, January 21, at 7 pm. Told by a woman whose partner has just died, this love story spans decades and explores how time can heal old wounds and open pathways for deeper understanding. RSVP on library website.
Minecraft Coding Class
Brain Bytes Academy of Montville returns to the library with a class on Minecraft Coding for ages 8 and up. Classes run Classes will run every Tuesday in January 4:30-5:30 pm and are limited to 20 participants. RSVP on library website. To get the most out of this program, signing up for all four sessions is recommended.
Valentine Wooden Sign Painting
Friday, February 7, starting at 6 pm: Enjoy a night out painting a "LOVE-ly" sign to decorate your home for Valentine's Day! Park Avenue Studios returns to the library for this fun and easy project. Materials fee: $15 per person must be paid in advance. Tickets will be available for purchase at the circulation desk on a first-come first-served basis, and are non-refundable. Workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Jerry Winick Art Exhibit
Enjoy an exhibit of new photorealistic pencil drawings by Jerry Winick, art teacher and proprietor of Pencilworks Studio of Little Falls, through March! Jerry's amazingly crisp and detailed drawings have graced numerous galleries in the New York-metro area and have claimed their spot in various private collections. The opening reception, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 1-3 pm, has been cancelled due to the forecasted storm.
Winter T'ai Chi Chih
Accredited T'ai Chi Chih instructor Lee Bergman returns with a winter session of this popular exercise, which is based on ancient wellness principles from the Far East. Weekly are Tuesdays through March 24. No classes on March 17, and makeup day (if needed) is March 31. Beginners: 9:30 am; returning students: 10:30 am. $70 for 10 sessions. Contact for more info or to RSVP.
Wednesday Nite Book Worms
Our library book club will start off the new year with Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford, and will meet on Wednesday, January 22, at 7 pm to discuss the novel. Ernest Young's birthday trip to the 1909 Seattle World's Fair quickly turns from a birthday celebration to the heartbreaking discovery that he will be a prize raffled off to "a good home." RSVP on the home page of our website.
Lego Robotics
Our Lego Robotics combines the perfect mix of coding and building for ages 8 through teen. Upcoming classes will be on Thursdays, January 23 & February 6, from 4 to 5:30 pm. RSVP on library website.
Essential Oils for the New Year
Start off the new year with a lesson on how to make some essential oil-based wellness products including a muscle rub, yoga mat/gym spray, and a "cardio-energizer" roller. Workshop begins at 1 pm on Thursday, January 23, will be led by Geeta Lahiri. RSVP on library website.
Guided Meditation Class
Relax and re-focus with a guided meditation class to start off your morning or wrap up a busy day. Our guided meditation classes will resume on Thursdays, January 23 & February 6, at 10 am & 7 pm. RSVP on library website.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, February 10, starting at 7 pm. New members, all levels welcome. RSVP on library website.
Black History Month Presentation
Journalist Evan Weiner will present "African-American Athletes and the Protests of the 1960s" on Wednesday, February 12, at 7 pm. Learn how African-American athletes helped lead the civil rights movement. RSVP on library website.
Free Practice SAT
Take a free, full-length practice SAT administered by C2 Education of West Caldwell in the library community room on Saturday, February 15, 10:30 am-1:45 pm. RSVP: Email student's name, school and grade, and phone number to WEST.CALDWELL@C2EDUCATE.COM. Arrive about 30 minutes early at the library and bring a calculator. Test will be 3 hours long. All tests will be graded, and depending on how many students take the test, results will be available immediately or at a later date.
Walking for Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays
This group fitness activity meets every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am. Jump-start your morning with a 45-minute low-impact workout that emphasizes walking (streamed on video). Also includes discussion and healthy recipe exchanges. Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Bring towel and water bottle. RSVP on website homepage.
Chair Yoga Mondays
Join us for some chair yoga workouts (streamed on video) every Monday starting at 11 am. Bring towel and water bottle. Class size is now limited to 12. RSVP on website homepage.
Matinee Mondays
Matinee Mondays will resume at 1 pm on January 27 with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the 2019 comedy/drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as a forgotten TV western actor and his stunt double trying to make a comeback in 1969 Los Angeles. Rated R, 2 hours and 40 minutes. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.
De-Stress with Mindful Coloring for Adults
Escape the stress of everyday life and color your troubles away every Tuesday at 1 pm. Join us for an afternoon of serenity, coloring, herbal tea, snacks, and meditative music. RSVP on our website.
Story Time Offerings
TUESDAYS: Book babies at 10 am, Music & Movement at 11 am (interactive story time featuring streamed videos on a large screen kids can sing and dance along with). WEDNESDAYS: Educational Free Play from 10 am to noon. THURSDAYS: Book babies at 10 am, Imagination Story Time at 11 am (creative combination of stories and art for toddlers and young children). All programs suitable for ages 6 months and up.
Weekly Adult Mat Yoga
Make the library your mid-week stretching spot! Join us for an adult mat yoga class every Wednesday at 11 am with certified yoga instructor Danielle Masa. RSVP on library website.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible, and are eager for a certain book or DVD? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Reserve Your Museum Passes
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, The Golf Museum, and Imagine That! You can reserve your museum passes online by copying and pasting this link on your browser:
Book Donations Wanted
If you come across any unwanted gently used books this holiday season, donate them to the library for the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library Summer Book Sale. Please do not leave your donations outside, bring them to the circulation desk. Your support and cooperation are much appreciated.
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to > My Account > Fines & Fees
Libby Has Arrived!
Libby by Overdrive is now available to our patrons for downloading audio and ebooks! Cut and paste this link on your browser to learn more about how it works: The app is available at this website: If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
Vox Books Are Here!
We are excited to offer "talking" Vox Books to our young patrons! To learn more about these great children's books, cop and paste this link to your browser:
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any FOUR downloads per month at this time. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our assistants Tami Jaegel and Scott Bergenfeld.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Zac's Hacks - Computer Help
Library assistant Zac Cascio can show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources Mondays or Fridays 9 am-noon. Safely navigate social media; create resume templates, letters, and spreadsheets; utilize cell phone, iPad, and Kindle features, such as calendars and more. Please note: RSVP needed for this drop-in instruction, go to "Even Registration" on the right-hand side of this homepage.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee and $100 replacement fee if lost.

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